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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Glenn Lyons

Parolee brutally slays lover

Crime On May 1, 2008, Kathy Liebig was stabbed 30 times and left to die in the backseat of her car in Reading, PA.
Evidence Biological evidence was recovered from the inside neck of a discarded sweatshirt.
DNA The Pennsylvania State Police crime lab developed DNA mixture data from the evidence item.
Match The lab's manual analysis found a match statistic of 42 thousand between the sweatshirt and Glenn Lyons.
TrueAllele On the same data, the computer's statistic connecting the sweatshirt with Mr. Lyons was 9.46 trillion.
Cybergenetics    On June 1, 2011, Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the homicide trial in Berks County, PA, about the computer's DNA match statistic.
Outcome Glenn Lyons was convicted of first degree murder. He was sentenced to death.
Media

  • Reading man sought in death of woman who was found at hospital Reading Eagle
  • Reading man is charged in slaying Reading Eagle via Google News
  • Jury finds the Reading man guilty of stabbing Kathy A. Leibig of Lebanon County Topix
  • Man sentenced to death for killing Lebanon County co-worker Penn Live
  • PA Supreme Court upholds death sentence for a man who stabbed lover 30 times Reading Eagle